In 2016, AFRAN offered grants to members of the Association to support the organisation of 2 workshops aimed specifically at creating structured collaborations within the perimeter of AFRAN and/or between France and Australia. One workshop was on the gene drives with CRISPR technics, the other was on cancer resistance and has been the occasion to launch the first LIA (International Associated Laboratory) between INSERM and Australia.
In 2017, the association will fund 4 new projects on major themes:
- The Australia-French Energy Symposium – As part of the 3rd Energy Future Conference, coordinated by Prof François Aguey-Zinsou
- The development of a French-Australian alliance for Ocean Wave Energy, coordinated by Dr Ben Cazzolato
- The Exoplanets and Astrobiology workshop, coordinated by Dr Charles Lineweaver
- The French-Australian collaborative project on the observation of sea ice biogeochemistry and its representation in
global Earth system models, coordinated by Dr Sebastien Moreau.
We would like to thank all the candidates for the quality of their projects, and we wish them, and all of you a lot of success in your collaborative work.
INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control aims at Encouraging projects with Australia to foster new collaborations.
An Associate Team is a joint research project created between an Inria project-team and a research team from abroad. The two partners jointly define a scientific objective with a clear added value for each of them, a research plan and a program for bilateral exchanges. To promote and develop such scientific collaborations throughout the world, by supporting high quality research projects, Inria’s European and International Partnerships Department-EIPD annually launches a call for proposals.
Deadline: September 27th, 2017
More information on this link
Bulletin de veille science et technologie – Ambassade de France en Australie – Science and Technology Newsletter – Embassy of France in Australia
The Embassy of France is delighted to send you the Science and Technology Newsletter for May 2017.
L’Ambassade de France en Australie a le plaisir de vous adresser l’édition de mai 2017 du bulletin de veille Science et Technologie édité par le poste.
The call for new PhD students at CBI-Toulouse will close on July 31, 2017.
Students with a Master degree or equivalent are welcome to applicate.
Please find the details in the attached file: CBI PhD call 2017
Extended deadline : 30th July!
Created in 1970, the ARC Foundation Léopold Griffuel Awards are one of the most prestigious international prizes dedicated exclusively to cancer research. These prizes reward a scientist or a research team, in France or abroad, whose work has led to a major breakthrough in cancer research. For an amount of €150,000 per laureate, these awards seek to promote and encourage further scientific projects.
Research can deal with all areas of cancer, from basic to translational and clinical research through 2 prize categories:
- Basic Research Award;
- Translational & Clinical Research Award
The application file must be submitted before June 30th, 2017.
The call for two Post-Doctoral positions in human science is available on this link
The Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (IPBS, Toulouse-France) launches its International recruitment Program for New Group Leaders
Application deadline: July 15, 2017
Call Group leaders IPBS 2017
Founded in 1996, the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (IPBS) is a leading research institute of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Toulouse. Located on the main Campus of the Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, southwest France, the IPBS offers multidisciplinary education in the fields of Science, Health, Engineering and Technology, developing one of the most important scientific research clusters in France.
The IPBS is a world leader in the discovery, characterization and validation of novel important pathways and pharmacological targets in the fields of cancer and infectious diseases, through the use of molecular and cellular biology approaches, together with in vivo experiments. It conducts state-of-the-art research in structural biology, proteomics, biophysics, cancerology, immunology and microbiology.
The IPBS brings together more than 250 scientists and supporting staffs, including more than 60 national and international postdoctoral fellows and PhD students. The IPBS offers outstanding scientific and stimulating research environment and several cutting-edge core facilities with highly qualified staff. These include mass spectrometry and proteomics, macromolecular crystallography, liquid- and solid-state NMR, biophysical characterization of proteins and complexes, virtual screening, whole body, tissue and cellular imaging, flow cytometry and cell sorting in standard or BSL3 environments, single particle tracking and tethered particle motion analysis, and animal facilities.
In order to reinforce its research endeavors in an inspiring, collaborative and cutting-edge environment, the IPBS is seeking new talented junior group leaders addressing fundamental questions within the spectrum of its research fields. Young scientists of any nationality, at junior or midcareer level, and with an excellent track record of publications in internationally recognized journals, are encouraged to apply. International experience as well as capacity to interact with other research groups within the institute are highly recommended.
Successful candidate(s) will be provided laboratory and office space for 5-8 people, a technical personnel and free access to the institute’s core facilities for a period of 2 years, together with a starting package for basic equipment and consumables. In addition, strong support will be provided from the IPBS to obtain tenured positions at CNRS, INSERM or the University of Toulouse. Outstanding candidates are expected to establish independent and vigorous national and international extramurally-funded research programs (ANR, ERC, etc.) that fit at least with one of the priority topics listed below. Researchers already holding a permanent position are also welcome to apply.
IPBS priority topics
See below full details for each topic
• Tumor microenvironment – Cancer immunology – Interactions of immune cells with stromal cells, the extracellular matrix and/or other immune cells; immune response to cancer.
• DNA repair/chromatin remodeling in cancer – DNA damage response (DDR) in connection with cancer through epigenetics, transcriptional regulation, DNA repair pathologies, chromosomal translocations, DDR-based drug discovery, or tumor resistance to clastogenic agents.
• Pulmonary infections – Biology of bacterial respiratory pathogens, with a strong focus on mechanisms underlying pathogen’s persistence, drug resistance or tolerance within the host.
• Drug discovery & structural biology – Development of biological and chemical drugs of the future, with the aim of strengthening the pharmacological aspects of the IPBS research framework; characterization of drug-target interactions and mechanism of action; “hit to lead” strategies and new approaches for drug target deconvolution or vectorization will be favored. A particular attention will be given to candidates willing to create a group in biological NMR.
Procedure & calendar
Application (about 5 pages in English) should include a cover letter describing previous research experience, an outline of the future research project, motivation for joining the institute and names and e-mail address of 3 referees, together with an updated CV (including a complete list of publications). Application should be sent to email@example.com in a single PDF file named LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_IPBS2017.pdf. Other formats will not be considered.
Pre-selection: September 2017
Interviews: Mid-October 2017
Result: Early November 2017
New groups are expected to open in fall 2018 (National selection process for tenured positions will take place between January and April 2018)
Deadline for application: July 15, 2017